Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 21

(1-4, 0-1 C-USA)

Hawaii 41

(3-2, 1-0 MW)

11:30 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1 2 3 4 T
LT 0 7 14 021
HAW 10 14 10 741

Top Performers

Passing: B. Moniz (HAW) - 532 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Dimude (HAW) - 6 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Pilares (HAW) - 18 REC, 217 YDS, 2 TD

Hawaii 41, Louisiana Tech 21

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Hawaii's passing combo of quarterback Bryant Moniz and receiver Kealoha Pilares connected a school record 18 times to pour on the offense and stifle Louisiana Tech 41-21 Saturday.

Moniz led the Warriors' nation-leading passing offense with four touchdown passes and 532 yards, exceeding their 405.5 yards per game average entering the day.

Moniz completed 42 of 58 passes for Hawaii (3-2) in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

As the clock wound down, Moniz said he was told on the sideline that Pilares was about to break Hawaii's previous record of 16 receptions in a game.

"I was really surprised. I didn't think I threw him the ball that many times," Moniz said. "So going into the last drive, I figured I'd feed him a little bit more. I'm just happy for him to break records and have good games and get the W."

It was the ninth straight loss on the road for Louisiana Tech (1-4), which last won away from home on Nov. 22, 2008. The Bulldogs have lost four in a row this season.

Hawaii built an early 24-point lead behind a 66-yard touchdown pass to Pilares, who scored twice and accumulated 217 yards.

"I think we can break any record out there," Pilares said. "I really didn't even know about it. It didn't feel like that many catches."

The game was a reunion for Hawaii coach Greg McMackin and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, who served together as assistants at Texas Tech under coach Mike Leach through 2004. McMackin was the defensive coordinator and Dykes was in charge of the receivers.

McMackin said he was glad to get some revenge after Louisiana Tech beat Hawaii 27-6 last year.

"This was a team we wanted to get because we thought we owed them a little payback," he said. "We were really beat up after that game last year. Payback is always fun."

Louisiana Tech struggled to recover after falling behind so quickly, Dykes said. Hawaii scored on four of its first five possessions of the game.

"Our kids really played hard and had a chance to get back in the game, but just couldn't quite make a play or two," he said. "That's a sign of our inconsistencies that's been plaguing us all year."

Moniz also completed two touchdown passes to Greg Salas, who finished with 197 yards and had set the previous single-game receptions record last year.

Junior college transfer Tarik Hakmi got the start for Louisiana Tech, which has shuffled through several quarterbacks this season.

Hakmi was pulled in the second quarter after failing to score in four possessions. He completed 4 of 11 passes for no gain, and he threw an interception to safety Mana Silva, who later picked off another pass from replacement quarterback Colby Cameron.

Ross Jenkins led the Bulldogs' offense the rest of the way, going 19-for-26 for 215 yards and an interception.

Louisiana Tech closed the gap to 24-14 early in the third quarter, but Hawaii responded with two quick scores to bump the lead back to 20.

Louisiana Tech is now 0-5 when playing in Honolulu.

Hawaii linebacker Corey Paredes, who entered the game ranked second nationally in tackles with 13.2 per game, had eight tackles Saturday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
HAW
1st Downs1929
Total Yards350647
Passing223532
Rushing127115
Penalties4-408-80
3rd Down Conversions5-134-10
4th Down Conversions2-41-1
Turnovers32
Possession21:1338:47

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins19/262158.321
HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moniz42/585329.240

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Compton8587.3016
Creer12574.8011
HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moniz9495.4021
Dimude6498.2127

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Casey89812.3132
Creer23919.503
HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pilares1821712.1266
Salas1019719.7232

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTHAW
FG08:36Scott Enos 36 Yd 03
TD02:13Chizzy Dimude 27 Yd Run (Scott Enos Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERLTHAW
TD13:02Kealoha Pilares 7 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 017
TD10:07Kealoha Pilares 66 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 024
TD02:49Richie Casey 32 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERLTHAW
TD11:59Ray Holley 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 1424
TD09:31Greg Salas 19 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 1431
FG04:14Scott Enos 24 Yd 1434
TD02:04Tim Molton 8 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 2134
FOURTH QUARTERLTHAW
TD07:08Greg Salas 29 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 2141